All La Trobe University science undergraduate students (completing second or third year) can apply for a cadetship. Cadetships can range between 1 to 12 weeks and may occur anytime during the year.
Students will undertake a research project under the guidance of the Centres scientific research staff. The role is full time and may involve remote, multi-day field trips. Students will be paid $450 per week. Project timing and duration can be negotiated with the supervisors. Click here for available cadetship opportunities and how to apply.
Previous cadetship experiences
Health of a floodplain Internship
Location: Mildura, Victoria
Monitoring ecological responses in floodplain ecosystems is an important aspect of understanding responses to disturbance regimes such as flooding and drying. This practical, internship style cadetship provides hands-on experience of monitoring and research projects in the lower Murray Darling region.
Biodiversity in Rare and Threatened Alpine Plant Communities on the Bogong High Plains and Threats from Invasive Deer
Location: Falls Creek , Victoria
The rise of Sambar Deer in the Australian Alps over the last decade has been remarkable. The potential for negative impacts on species, communities and ecological function is poorly documented and hence, there is some urgency to develop management approaches to reduce/minimise their impacts. This project examines current impacts of deer on threatened alpine plant communities (such as snowpatches), with a focus on EPBC-listed plant species.
Exploration of symbiotic interactions between River Redgums and mycorrhizal fungi on
Location: Wodonga, Victoria
This project will use a combination of field assessments, soil chemistry, through to next generation DNA sequencing techniques to disentangle a subset of these questions. Field experiments will likely be conducted within the Barmah National Park.